ACT for emotional over-eating

Jinx, Mary and Moghaddam, Nima and Dawson, Dave and Rennoldson, Mike (2015) ACT for emotional over-eating. In: Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference, 14 - 19 July 2015, Berlin, Germany..

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Abstract

Obesity is a growing global epidemic and it is associated with significant health consequences. However, weight loss and its maintenance over time is difficult, leading to experts recognising the psychological challenges of obesity. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a psychotherapeutic approach which may help reduce emotional eating. Acceptance-based approaches have been found to be useful with improving coping with food cravings, increasing physical activity, leading to weight loss, especially in those who struggle with emotional eating. Therefore, ACT has the potential to provide individuals with the psychological tools necessary to achieve weight loss goals.

This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of an ACT guided self-help intervention for emotional over-eaters using a multiple single-case design. The results are discussed in terms of underlying ACT processes and implications for weight management.

Keywords:Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Weight management
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C840 Clinical Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
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ID Code:18875
Deposited On:28 Sep 2015 13:55

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